- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Wilson & Morgan (WM)
- Bottling serie
- Barrel Selection - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Sherry Wood Finish PX
- Number of bottles
- 58.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- W&M 229
- Added on
- 20 Mar 2016 9:48 am by RoyalScotsman
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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 WM
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.30 points
Nice complex sherry nose, but no sherry bomb. Raisins, tobacco, a hint of chocolate, not much. The raw earthiness of the tobacco predominates. A small amount of sulfur is in the air.
This comes into your mouth very dry. Wood tones. Bittersweet of some forest fruits and the bitter-dryness of the tobacco.
Medium to long. The typical bitter sweet of sherry ripening sticks for a long time. Accompanied by sweet raisins and forest fruits.
- All very bellissimo! Full review: http://www.whiskywobbles.nl/glenrothes-1997-wilson-morgan/.
- Note by Wilson & Morgan;
It is quite customary to see Glenrothes aged in Oloroso sherry casks, which give it a typically dry profile. Aiming at a softer and fruitier style, we chose to transfer these two casks into a Pedro Ximenez barrel (albeit a second fill one) for 28 months. The result actually tastes not like PX, but rather like a big and juicier Oloroso, which is what we had in mind. At the nose it is soft and only slightly winey, with a hint of mustiness, while the palate is defined by a huge fruity sherry: succulent, with a touch of cinnamon and toasted notes but also clean and not cloying at all. Only in the end a tannic character starts to develop, without ever betraying the warm softness.